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Key issues

UNISON is one of the largest unions in police and and the justice system, with more than 50,000 members.

We protect you so you can focus on protecting others. We help and support individuals, bargain collectively and campaign to protect jobs and services.

Police Staff Pay 2023

  The pay and allowances of police staff in England and Wales have risen by only 20.9% over the twelve years since 2011. If they had risen by the cost of living (Retail Prices Index – RPI), they would be 52.4% higher today than they were in 2011. Government cost-cutting in the Police Service has […]

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Probation: Operation Protect

‘Operation Protect’ is the name for a new joint union Workloads Campaign in the Probation Service. The campaign was launched on 26 June 2023. Workloads for all staff across the Service are too high Staff are working under too much stress Public safety, our members’ health and wellbeing and the integrity of probation as a […]

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Police Staff: Know Your Rights

If you are a member of police staff in England and Wales, don’t forget your rights at work. They come from the Police Staff Council Handbook* which forms the basis of your contract of employment*. This guide has been produced by UNISON, UNITE and GMB as the three trade unions which sit on the Police […]

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PCSO20 Campaign

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF POLICE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICERS PCSO20 is the name for UNISON’s campaign to celebrate 20 years of Police Community Support Officers. July 2022 saw in the 20-year anniversary of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) delivering neighbourhood policing. The PCSO role was created by the 2002 Police Reform Act and since that time […]

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Police Post Incident Procedures: advice for members and reps

Our PIP Helpline offers 24 hour support to police staff members who are involved in incidents which are subject to post-incident procedures.

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